Oklahoma Sooners

Sooners At Texas Tech | Storylines, How to Watch, Odds, & Predictions

M. Hofeld

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Kickoff: 7:00 PM CT

Location: Jones AT&T Stadium (Lubbock, Texas)

Television: FOX

Storylines

  • The Sooners have won 25 of their last 27 true road games and are 14-2 in such contests under Lincoln Riley.
  • The Sooners have scored at least 38 points in each of their last 10 games against the Red Raiders. It is the second-longest streak against an opponent in school history (OU scored at least 38 points in 11 straight games against Kingfisher College from 1908 through 1919)
  • The Sooners are 8-0 in Lubbock when scoring at least 30 points and are 0-4 there when scoringvless than 30 points.
  • OU has scored at least 28 points in a school-record 57 consecutive games. The next longest streak nationally since at least 1980 is 31 by UCF (2017-19). The next longest active streak is 18 games by Alabama.
  • This year’s Oklahoma squad is looking to become the fifth in program history to win a conference title with two league losses. The four occasions it happened were in 1976 (5-2 in Big Eight; shared with Colorado and Oklahoma State) and 2002, 2007 and 2010 (6-2 in Big 12; won Big 12 Championship games). No OU team has ever won a conference title after a 0-2 league start and no Sooners squad has ever won a conference championship with three league losses.
  • Since Lincoln Riley, a 2006 Texas Tech graduate, arrived at Oklahoma, the Sooners are averaging 56.8 points and 683.0 yards in their five games against the Red Raiders.
  • Freshman wide receiver Marvin Mims is tied for the Big 12 lead and tied for second among Power Five players with six receiving touchdowns (no other freshman nationally has more than three). He needs one more receiving score to tie the OU freshman record for a season (Mark Andrews in 2015 and CeeDee Lamb in 2017).
  • Oklahoma has won the time-of-possession battle in all five games this season and leads the country (among teams that have played more than once) with its 34:27 average.
  • The Sooners have held three of their five opponents to 75 rushing yards or less, and limited Texas to 89 yards through regulation in a four overtime contest. Oklahoma leads the Big 12 and ranks sixth nationally among teams that have played more than two games by allowing 92.2 rushing yards per game.

Odds

Oklahoma (-16)

O/U 68

Predictions

Craig: 48-33 Texas

Zack: 41-24 Oklahoma

Mark: 42-38 Texas

Matt: 38-30 Oklahoma

Rich: 35-17 Oklahoma

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